At Ascension Sacred Heart, our doctors focus on your behavioral and mental health care

Start a conversation about your mental health

At Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida, when you have things on your mind, we’re here to listen.

Caring for your mental and emotional health can help you more easily handle the stressors that can impact your overall health. If you or your child is feeling sad, overwhelmed or anxious, or struggles with substance use or addiction, start a conversation with your primary care doctor at Ascension Sacred Heart sites of care in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Destin, Florida. They will listen to you and work with you on a care plan that’s right for you or your child. And if you need more advanced behavioral and mental health care, your doctor will connect you to specialists at Ascension Sacred Heart Behavioral Health clinics and help provide the compassionate support you need.

Our experienced doctors care for the whole you, from your physical health and well-being to your mental and emotional health. Ask your doctor if virtual visits are an option for your care. 

Talk to your primary care doctor to get a referral to a mental health professional. 

Personalized care for your mental and emotional health

When you need more advanced care, doctors and specialists at Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart Behavioral Health deliver comprehensive behavioral health services, including behavioral therapies to treat and manage:

  • Anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Behavioral disorders, including eating disorders
  • Mood disorders, including depression
  • Relationship stress and personality disorders
  • Substance use and addiction disorders 

We’re here to help you get the care you need to feel better. And as your needs change, we connect you with the right care and support services at Ascension Sacred Heart Behavioral Health.

Benefits of our approach to behavioral and mental health care

When you choose Ascension Sacred Heart, you’ll find all the care you need, doctors and specialists who listen and care that’s connected. Our care team includes psychologists who work together to deliver treatment and recovery care options for your emotional health. Services include:

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Emergency mental health care

Quickly recognizing the signs that you or a loved one is experiencing moderate to severe mental or emotional distress is the first step in getting necessary care. For emergencies, including severe mental health distress and suspected substance overdose, ERs at our hospitals are open 24/7.

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Behavioral health care for teens and adults

Our mental health specialists at behavioral health clinics in the Pensacola area provide compassionate, personalized care for individuals and families. See our Ascension Sacred Heart Behavioral Health locations in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Destin or call 850-746-4961.

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Managing parenthood

Talk to your OB-GYN about how feelings of stress and anxiety may be affecting how you feel during your pregnancy and after the birth of your child. Your doctor provides personalized care for your emotional health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) and offers support services for breastfeeding and women’s health concerns.

Suicide and crisis lifeline

No matter what problems you're dealing with, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call or text 988 or chat to connect with trained crisis counselors. It's confidential, free, and available 24/7. If you or a loved one is experiencing an immediate life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.

Frequently asked questions

  • Where are the behavioral and mental health services in Pensacola, Florida?

    Our mental health professionals specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many mental illnesses, addictions, behavior problems and substance use disorders in adolescents and adults. Find a location in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Destin, or call 850-746-4961.

    Translation services are also available at Ascension Sacred Heart hospitals and clinics.

  • What type of conditions do your mental health specialists treat?

    Doctors and mental health professionals have the expertise to diagnose and treat many mental illnesses and behavioral health conditions, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD and more.

  • How to refer a patient to a mental health professional?
    Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our mental health professionals start by listening to fully understand their needs and develop an individualized care plan. To refer a patient, call 850-746-4961.